Brickendon TT Risk Assessment

For the benefit of volunteers helping out with the organisation of the Brickendon TT series, here is the risk assessment outlining actions to be taken.

Risk Assessment F7/10

Overall:

The course runs on unclassified roads and the B158. The roads are in a poor state of repair with frequent holes and loose surfaces. Walkers, equestrians, cyclists and farm vehicles also frequently use the roads along with motor vehicles. A notice will be placed with the signing on sheet to warn the riders of these dangers.

Miles (approx.)

Hazard Description

Level of risk

Action

0

Start/Finish area: by 30 mph sign on Western approach to village near tennis courts

L

Cycle event warning sign 50m down the hill

from the start/finish facing Bayford station.

0.1

Poor visibility passing village hall

L

 

0.2

Junction on right, Pembridge Lane and Fanshaw Lane on left.

L

Cycle event warning sign facing towards Hertford

0.3

Pass Farmers Boy public house and car park

L

 

0.3 to 2.5

Fast descent down Brickendon Lane. Some poor visibility corners, residences and farms on route.

L

 

2.4

Residential road junctions on right and left.

L

Cycle event warning sign facing towards Hertford south of Mandeville Road

2.5

Riders turn left onto B158, Lower Hatfield Road. Give way sign and lines.

L

Riders must be prepared to stop and give way. Cycle event warning sign on B158 facing Hertford

3.6

 

Junction on right, Hertingfordbury Lane

L

 

3.7

Junction on left, Bayford Hill

L

 

4.8

Riders turn left onto Robins Nest Hill

L

 

6.0

Little Berkhampstead: residences and minor turns for Bucks Alley and others.

L

 

6.5

 

Riders turn left towards Epping Green. Pass village shop and Five Horseshoes PH. Parked vehicles in village.

L

 

6.7

Pass Beehive PH

L

 

7.0

Riders turn left into Ashendene Lane

L

 

7.4

Riders turn left towards Bayford

L

 

7.8

Minor left turn, Bucks Alley.

 

 

8.0

Bayford: residences, and parked vehicles.

L

 

8.5

Riders turn right towards Brickendon after Bakers Arms PH. Riders must be prepared to give way to on-coming traffic.

M

Cycle event warning sign 50 yards prior to junction on Well Row facing direction of the Church.

8.6

Road bears right and left just after turning and has poor visibility.

L

Cycle event warning sign on Brickendon Lane 100 yards after riders turn right. Sign facing direction of Bayford Station.

8.8

Entrance to Bayford Station.

L

 

9.1

Finish at 30mph sign.

L

 

 

 

 

 

Total number of signs=6

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We meet at the station car park, on the corner of Beane Road opposite Hertford North station at 9.30 almost every Sunday, for a ride of 15 to 20 miles to a cafe and back.

There's more info in our Club Runs page,

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